Our professionals each have more than 20 years experience working in finance. They are able to draw on an extensive network in the banking industry among institutional investors, law firms and rating agencies.
Robert Baumgart – Partner
Robert began his career in the financial services industry in 1991 working for Unicredit and Commerzbank in Berlin and Frankfurt. In 1999 he moved to Moscow to join Commerzbank’s newly established Russian subsidiary. End of 2005 he joined ING Bank Moscow, to become Head of Structured Finance. During his almost 9-years stay in Moscow, Robert played a leading role in the structuring, arrangement and execution of numerous large financings for Russian corporates. In November 2007, he returned to Germany as Head of Corporate Banking at VTB Bank Deutschland, the German subsidiary of Russian VTB Bank. He left VTB in 2011 to start his own advisory business. Robert has a degree in business administration and is fluent in Russian.
Jürgen Mahler – Partner
Jürgen has spent more than 20 years working in the financial services industry. He started his career as a credit analyst at Commerzbank AG where he subsequently held various senior positions in corporate finance including syndicated loans, structured trade finance and securitisation in Frankfurt, New York and London. Jürgen structured and placed numerous financings for both SME and multinational corporate borrowers. In 2007 he joined global reinsurer Munich Re where he helped to build a new division providing risk and capital management solutions to clients in the insurance and asset management industry. He left Munich Re in 2011 to start his own advisory business. Jürgen has a degree in business administration and is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He is honorary commercial judge at the Munich district court.
Dirk Stenger – Senior Advisor
Dirk spent the first 5 years of his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Berlin and Frankfurt as Auditor and Financial Software Consultant. From 1999 he worked as Manager Strategic Planning in the telecommunication industry before he joined in 2002 the Private Equity portfolio company Elixia, a European Health & Wellness chain, as European Finance Director. After the successful exit of the company in 2009 he held the CFO position of Polikum, a chain of medical out-patient centres. In 2012 he started his own advisory business. Dirk looks back on 20 years experience in due-diligence reviews, financial planning and reporting, tax and legal, accounting and controlling as well as process re-engineering and implementing restructuring programs. Dirk has a degree in business administration and is a US Certified Public Accountant (CPA).